SPC #11 – winged

November Self Portrait Challenge — Glam. (Go there for some really fabulous shots this month, including this, this, and this from this week.)

First I felt like I didn’t understand the theme (it’s true, I’m still rather pop music illiterate)… then I felt like it was about the furthest thing from my current life. Or possibly my life ever. Glamorous has never been an adjective I would associate with myself.

But, I’m giving it a try. I attempted a bit of symbolism this time around — apply it as you will.

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My comments: yay, Halloween costumes 50% off. I put more staging effort into this one than I ever have so far. I wish I’d closed my eyes for the first one. I’ve also decided that I really must have a tripod and a remote thingie (detonator? that can’t be right…); it would make these things a lot easier, though I do appreciate my 4 year old helping me. And for those who’ve asked: to get the spot color, I used this technique here on it, plus a little diffuse glow filter, and playing with the layer opacity.

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4 responses to “SPC #11 – winged

  1. Love the wings! I looked for some today, but all were gone at the store. I too wish I had some sort of tripod and knew how to use my timer. I usually just ask my 4 year old son to help me.

  2. Love the strength of colour against the white.

  3. Love the pictures! How did you get the contrast between the color and the white? I particularly like the lower picture with your eyes closed.

    Also, since you don’t have a tripod and a remote, how do you take your own pictures?

  4. Great pictures Sam!!